BENTLEY... URGENT URGENT URGENT
This has been raised many times by many people in this forum, including myself
We are now at CE9 and this is STILL AN ISSUE
I have many clients that I am trying to get to use CONNECT....
They are ALL saying........
WE CANNOT USE CONNECT because it is SO SO SO SO SLOW. Their same files in V8i are super fast.
If you compare CE to V8i... users will opt for V8i every time, V8i is literally is a fraction of time. User cannot and will not wait for 2-5 minutes to open the software, they will not wait to open another dgn file. So not matter how hard we try to convince them CE is the way forward... they simply say NO.
THIS IS NOW A CRITICAL ISSUE and BENTLEY you seriously need to get this FIXED ASAP.
As I mentioned we are now at CE9 and this issue is still present.........its beyond a joke.
In my opinion... stop working on anything else and get the speed issue fixed or you will not have any users left to use it. Its only a matter of time before you lose them and they start using ACAD!!!!!!!
PLEASE DO NOT IGNORE THIS>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Currently Using V8iss10 (8.11.09.919)
and dabbling in CE update 16 (10.16.00.80)
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We have migrated, as I think the benefits outweigh the disadvantages, and generally (after a month or so) our users now prefer Connect. However, every single one of them complains about the speed, daily. We could not complete some of the large complex modelling/rendering work we do on V8, however, for large complex models users understand that load time will be longer, however it is the 2d guys who are constantly swapping in and out of files that experience the most pain from this. Sometimes you can only be opening a drawing to make a simple 1 second change, yet it took 30 seconds to open the file, and another 30 to change to the next!!!! Multiply this by 60 or 100 drawings a day and that is anywhere between 30-60mins of a day wasted.
We pay good money to Bentley for subscriptions, though I would be interested to work out the amount of time we waste because of this speed delay. a *** packet calculation gives 60 users x 30 mins average a day in lag and freezes, x 5 x 52 = 7800 hours per year! Maybe we should start invoicing Bentley?!
I cant stress how URGENT this is..... users will not tolerate the slowness of CE. Its as simple as that.
why does CE have to process every single workspace & Workset prior to it opening.......Thats why it takes so long. The more worksets you have the longer it takes.
install wireshark (if you know how to use it) and you will see these being processed.
I don't use CE on a regular basis for a number of reasons:
1. The program is very slow getting to back stage, never mind opening files.
2. It doesn't work with some of the small add-ons that we use regularly with SS4 eg. steel.
3. It doesn't play well with some .dwg files.
4. Still a number of items to sort out which have been SR'd but not sorted yet.
This is exactly how we feel here! Absolutely nobody in our company wants to use CE because it is so incredibly slow and clumsy. People still prefer V8i. User interface is chaotic as well ('file'-sheet, especially).